2018-06-20T06:33:00Z

What do you like most about HPE 3PAR Flash Storage?


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What do you like most about HPE 3PAR Flash Storage?

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Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is the native full mesh (multi-pathing).

2019-09-14T04:53:00Z
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ExpertTop 5Real User

Remote-copy provides high availability and disaster recovery for the connected clients.

2019-09-12T08:49:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Any action we want to do with a Dell EMC product needs a license. But with 3PAR's converged solution, at least there is no need to purchase more licenses to get the all the features that we need. We can get basic and mid-range features without licenses.

2019-08-29T08:53:00Z
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Consultant

This solution has allowed for massive performance acceleration of all workloads and massively increased availability (with peer persistence/transparent failover feature).

2019-07-11T14:40:00Z
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Real User

We can do more, faster, whether it's spinning up more virtual machines or handling large amounts of data.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It allows us to cohost as needed. We are able to put more systems on one data storage system and it is still able to deliver the availability and speed that we need it to deliver.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The InfoSight feature helps us with troubleshooting problems in our environment.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have been able to scale faster and get our applications out in much less time. We don't need to worry about the platform's ability to manage the workload, so we are pretty happy.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

The stability is what we consider to be the best feature it provides. The stability of this solution is what conquers us, every day.

2019-06-25T06:39:00Z
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Real User

It has allowed us to set up a fully functioning disaster recovery site with replication, which we have been able to configure between our 3PAR systems.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is easy to use and understand. It is also very stable.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The solution has improved our throughput by helping us keep up with the demand and acquisitions that we have been going through.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

If you can handle the IOPS, throughput is a natural byproduct. Usually, IOPS is where you are capped. HPE has done a great job in making sure that our IOP-intensive EMRs stay up and running. We have really good performance on them.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

Its snapshot capability is the most valuable feature, because replicate our databases from production to nonproduction for development. This allows us to do it very quickly.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The product has definitely improved throughput. We are able to more efficiently see patients because all of our medical records and practice management software seems to run faster. Uploading images and charts is a lot faster. Recalling information in the exam rooms is faster. The overall throughput of data, going back and forth, is so we can more efficiently see patients, and it also helps increase our patient flow. We can see patients a lot faster, getting them in and out a lot more quickly.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution has increased our performance by about 40 percent.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

In the deployment of virtual servers, I can have a new VM up and running in 15 minutes, run the patches, then done. I routinely fire up base images that I have for my servers: Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016. I routinely fire those base images up and do all the updates, then prep them again for cloning. With 3PAR, we definitely have the performance to do that. Those images I do keep on SSD just to have that performance to deploy a new VM.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The solution’s deduplication functionality works great. We are getting about a 16:1 dedupe ratio on our VM workloads.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

They provide very good support for our mission-critical processes.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The deduplication functionality is great. We have seen a lot of benefits in the deduplication ratio. So, it has proven that it is a good cost savings.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

We have been able to back up our data more frequently now that we have everything on flash. It responds a lot faster, so the IOPs are a lot faster.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The solution has helped our organization reduce time to deployment by about 60 to 70 percent, because I am able to spin up new systems within four to six hours, where it used to take me two to three days.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

If it runs, and you don't know about it, that is the best thing that you can have in IT infrastructure. This is what 3PAR does for us.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The all-flash positions our organization for growth. If somebody comes to us who needs an application with performance, we have that already formulated.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

We know exactly the capacity that we need for the upcoming year, and it's much easier for us to enlarge the capacity and expose these disk volumes to the relevant servers.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Provides High-Availability, security, and high performance

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The solutions has increased our performance. We went from 24,000 IOPS to around 70,000 IOPS.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Real User

The availability of the server has given us increased stability in our environment.

2019-06-25T06:38:00Z
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Reseller

This solution has given us improved application uptime and performance.

2019-05-19T22:16:00Z
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Vendor

Scalability, because our customer is fast growing and our solution should be able to start very small and grow very quickly.

2018-07-05T09:32:00Z
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Real User

The solution, stability, and the performance work well for us.

2018-06-26T08:38:00Z
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Real User

The tech support is great. If we have a problem, we literally will have boots on the ground with senior sales people, as well as the people to fix the problem, to help make sure we are taken care of.

2018-06-26T08:38:00Z
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Real User

With the new flash arrays, 3PAR has improved our performance.

2018-06-26T08:38:00Z
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Real User

So far, we have yet to have a disk fail on either system, other than one I forced to fail when we first got the system in. So the reliability of the 3PAR system has been outstanding.

2018-06-25T10:21:00Z
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Real User

They are using Ansible to automate the provisioning, so that simplifies the day-to-day operations.

2018-06-25T09:17:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the uptime. It doesn't go down. You can do firmware updates on it, no issues.

2018-06-25T09:17:00Z
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Real User

We're using the all-flash arrays and, with the deduplication and compression, it just really fits our virtualization environment very well.

2018-06-25T09:17:00Z
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Real User

The biggest benefit is the fact that it's pretty much bulletproof; we never have any issues with them.

2018-06-24T10:13:00Z
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Real User

It has helped a lot for times when our customers do DR testing. Instead of having to spin down and spin up, I can do it live and seamless. I do not have to schedule downtime with an organization.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Vendor

The predictive analytics, where we're getting notifications prior to a failure has been helpful.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

Being able to provision drives on demand, as opposed to populating a whole stack of drives and not using them. In the latter scenario, you are locking your money in, you don't get a return on investment. On the fly, you can build up your storage as needed, so that's a very good feature.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

It is very easy to manage. I can provision disks and monitor the performance easily.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

Valuable features include the intuitiveness of the SAN itself, a lot of the built-in logic and functionality,
the tiering that it uses to determine what type of disk is best for the various types of workloads, and the automation that is built in. It's also easy to manage.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

Our applications are now at least two to four times faster.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features for me are the simple management of the platform and its performance.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

It has improved the ability of the executives to get proper insights.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

It is a rugged, performance system; it is trouble-free and a workhorse.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

We have our backups set up to replicate between two sites, then we also have our storage set up to replicate between two sites.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

Being able to snapshot things for backup purposes has been key. We do that on our databases four times a day.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

I do not have to worry about cross systems talking to each other or multiple systems trying to interact with each other. Our entire vCenter infrastructure is one large stack, which is nice.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

I found it easy to deploy and simple to configure the storage.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

It has improved uptime, as well as speed to delivery.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

We use for our tier one and two apps, so they can do failover, synchronous replication.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

After being properly configured, it has been a very stable product.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

Tech support is great, and that is for any of their team who has ever worked with us. They are willing and committed to making sure the customer is treated the way we need to be.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

3PAR is easy to keep running and does not require too much effort. It has been very reliable, which is key.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Vendor

HPE can login, fix things, alert us to things, and upgrade. We are there and aware, but we do not do the work. So, that is good.

2018-06-24T08:03:00Z
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Real User

It was the easiest SAN that I have ever set up.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

We do not have to take the whole system down to do upgrades.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features are their tight integration with VMware, their multi-node architecture, and their copy services, such as Peer Persistence.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

When we started using 3PAR what we liked was the simplicity of the product. We needed a higher performance storage and, in our support model, we needed to keep the simplicity of the storage architecture, keep it as clean and as manageable as we could.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

We went to an Active-Active data center, set it up to where both data centers are separate, but they act as one. We can have workloads at either side at any given time, and it is all based on the Peer Persistence architecture.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

Multi-tier storage was the primary reason that we bought it. I also love the interface that you use for administering it.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

It is easy to add drives. When you add drives into it, it automatically recognizes them and spins them up.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Vendor

We're able to move things around with more agility. I can take it off one server and slap it on another in a couple of minutes... And the speed is outstanding.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

The chunklet technology is the main benefit out of 3PAR. The way it subdivides. It is using more logic to subdivide the drives into smaller pieces.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

Resilience and reliability, unmatched. They take good care of us.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

When we bought it, the big sell for us was what they called "wide striping", how they striped the data and could get performance on a cheaper disk. Nowadays, the newer models that are out, which we are going to in the next couple of years, the most valuable feature is mainly being able to achieve such high IOPS in such a small chassis.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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Real User

All-flash has been the most innovative way of using storage based on the 3PAR platform.

2018-06-20T06:33:00Z
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